The Democratic leadership earns some well-deserved contempt from blacks to whom they were trying to pander. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
In their latest absurd showing of “solidarity” with the Black Lives Matter movement, Nancy Pelosi and a host of Democratic lawmakers took a knee and – get this – donned traditional African garb during a press briefing where they unveiled their new ‘police reform’ bill that the White House has already said has no chance of passing.
The Justice in Policing Act of 2020, which Pelosi stressed was drawn up by the Congressional Black Caucus, calls for the introduction of a handful of measures aimed at stomping out police brutality and holding rogue officers accountable. Though the full text of the bill has yet to be revealed (despite promises to release it on Monday) Pelosi claimed it will end officers’ immunity from civil lawsuits, create a federal database of police misconduct, deny funding for departments that allow certain tactics like chokeholds, require body cameras for all officers in the field, and adopt racial bias training, while restricting “weapons transfers”.
Additionally, the bill would require officers who use force against civilians to fill out detailed reports (the dreaded paperwork), and lower the bar for prosecuting officers who break the law.
Pelosi & Co capped off their performance by kneeling in silence for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time Floyd was on the ground in police custody.